We have visited the Cacao Museum in April. It is a small Museum with a nice botanic garden, explaining the way how cacao plants grow and how they are harvested. In a demonstration (I think it was every 30 minutes) it is shown how the raw beans are being transformed to cacao material which is used to make chocolate. The... 更多
We visited as a family of 4. Unfortunately due to the (very strange) idea of charging anyone over 12 as an adult, this ends up being very expensive. If the price had been lower I would definitely have rated it higher. If, for example, it was just me and my husband and the girls had not been with us, it... 更多
I learned a lot about cacao and chocolate from the very good presenter during the 40 minute demonstration. There were a number of samples (some not so tasty) and chocolate to buy there. There was a very short walk around some cacao trees, but this attraction is really all about the presentation.
We were driving along and stumbled on this place. And we are so glad we stopped. The demonstration and the tasting were so much fun! We bought a lot of chocolate to bring back with us. One caveat: the actual walk in the gardens was not much of anything
The best part of tour was the part when our guide explained the process of making chocolate step by step. she gave us many samples of good chocolates. She also gave us samples of raw cocoa beans, rosted cocoa beans and cocoa paste. I highly recommend a visit to la maison du cacao. :)
This a fun little detour. Plan for an hour at most. You walk along a small path (maybe 500 meters) with descriptions about cacao - growing, harvesting, drying etc. (It's only in French, FYI) Afterward there is a presentation. The woman who gave ours was very personable. In fact, she heard us speaking in English and gave a bilingual presentation,... 更多
The very drole interpreter opened a fresh cacao, and from there led us through the intricate process of making chocolate. There were lots of props and tid-bits to taste. I learned more than I imagined I might. This was a fine way to spend an hour or so while waiting for the rain to stop so I could get back... 更多
This was amazing. We were given a possibility to try the fresh cocoa seeds directly from the fruit. Awesome. They offer to try to touch and smell the cocoa on each step of the production stage. After a piece of history there is a hot cocoa drink tasting. Yummy. I have bought a chocolate bar with manioc! Delicious trip.
We learned a great deal about how this local crop is grown, processed, and shaped into delectable treats. And we bought several of these treats at very reasonable prices. Educational and delicious!